Cost Containment

The pressure on institutions of higher education to control costs has never been greater. The duty and obligation to ensure sound fiscal stewardship is causing public institutions across the country to examine best practices employed by other universities and colleges, to assess current business services and processes, and to develop strategies to reduce energy consumption.
As a rural, two-year public college, Southern Arkansas University Tech is funded primarily by state appropriations and tuition and fees. Employing strategies to maximize all financial resources is critical to the operations of the college.

The purpose of this web page is to formalize SAU Tech’s cost containment efforts by posting current initiatives and providing links to other cost containment resources.

Current Cost-Containment Practices:

Best Practices
Current Practices
Cost Containment Suggestion Form

Examples of Savings:

  • Removal of office computers from the 3-year rotation:
    • 2015 – $52,789
  • Review and change to AT&T mobile telephone plan for 15-16 fiscal year – $11,568
  • PE Systems savings since February 2011 – $16,831.80
  • Toner and Cartridge Recycling Program savings:
    • 2011 – $4,262.90
    • 2012 – $3,391.71

Meeting Minutes:

February 2014
November 2013
October 2013
August 2013
April 2013
January 2013
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
April 2012

Cost Containment Committee:

Jodi Eppinette
Gaye Manning
Jay Northern
Mary Beth Kilgore
Second Year Student
First Year Student

For more information: